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Spruce Tree House

Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
+1 970-529-4465
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Only From A Distance

Although we could only see it from a distance, it was awesome. One of the rangers told us that it's... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Melissa C
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Ruin Closed To Visitor Access

This ruin used to be one of the highlights of a visit to Mesa Verde, as it used to be accessible... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Angele F
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“climb down” (38 reviews)
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Mesa Verde National Park, Mesa Verde National Park, CO
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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Although we could only see it from a distance, it was awesome. One of the rangers told us that it's been closed for a couple years and will remain closed since they're expecting a big piece to fall. This thing is awesome even from a...More

Thank Melissa C
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

This ruin used to be one of the highlights of a visit to Mesa Verde, as it used to be accessible without joining and paying for a tour. Unfortunately, this ruin can now only be seen from a viewpoint and you can no longer walk...More

Thank Angele F
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

I've been to Mesa Verde National Park twice and both times I've visited Spruce Tree. The first time several years back you could walk to Spruce Tree and walk around the ruins, one of the few relatively accessible ones that you didn't need a ticket...More

Thank wewhynot
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We couldn't go down to the actual site as it was closed due to a recent rock fall from the cliff but you can see it well from the pathway below the museum. Still worth seeing! History before your eyes, well preserved. You must visit.

Thank Margot E
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We stopped at the museum, with intentions to hike down to Spruce Tree House and then maybe do the Petroglyph hike, but Spruce Tree House was closed. We were able to view it from afar, but we were bummed that it was closed. The museum...More

Thank sarloumay
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Due to safety hazards, you can no longer access Spruce Tree House. But you can view it from a trailhead overlook below the Mesa Top museum. It is the third largest and best preserved cliff dwelling in the park. I would recommend viewing it in...More

Thank AeneasAtSea
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

I didn't read the park paper because I was the driver. We hiked down to see. It and didn't know it was closed. You can get the view like the picture they use here,but it is closed because of cracks in the rock and possible...More

Thank TeacherDoris
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Two years ago we were able to go through this one and it is not scary or difficult at all and very interesting. But, there is a rock slide problem so the park as it closed and really do not know when it will be...More

Thank rsetter45
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

This has been a self-tour area of the park, but due to recent changes in the rock outcropping over the "house", the rangers are no longer allowing people to go into the area. It is mind boggling how the ancient Anasazi built in this area...More

Thank Tammy H
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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This was my favorite spot in this huge park. This is park for people that enjoy archeology. You must have a car to move from one point to the other. I'm not sure that kids will find it interesting. If you like to have a...More

Thank Nati I
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